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A slightly odd mix
on 27 May 2015
A slightly odd mix of tales here, which is I suppose the point of the short story genre.
Well written from a technical point of view, I found there was a slight over-reliance on hauntings and fantasy for my taste. The more straightforward slices of life in a retirement home seemed more my thing. Even there, there was a glass half full attitude which would begin to grate a bit if it went much further.
I do like the prose style, which seems pleasingly unfussy, and the way scenes are set quickly but tellingly with just a few words.
This seems a bit negative as a review, the book is a bit better than a mere OK, but it would be pushing the truth to say I like it. 6/10